HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • General Dynamics enhances WIN-T with Next Gen PoP

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has completed work to incorporate its Next Generation Point of Presence (Next Gen PoP) enhancement to the Warfighter Information Net-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2). The Next Gen PoP effort was first announced in 2016 and significantly reduces the size,

  • AFRL sets out plan for scaled Mini-AgilePod

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is leveraging on its AgilePod multi-sensor payload pod prototype in order to develop a new ‘mini’ variant that will form the basis of a family of scaled sensor pods to suit various airborne platforms. AgilePod is a platform-agnostic,

  • Rockwell Collins to provide eight new DTCS simulators for ADF

    Rockwell Collins Australia has been awarded an AUD40 million (USD31.3 million) contract to provide eight new Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS) simulators to improve the battlefield training of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. Australian Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

  • UK moves to change M&A rules

    Key Points Proposed new regulations to enable increased government intervention on national security grounds in acquisition by foreign companies The move comes as European concerns about foreign ownership in sensitive technologies increase The UK government announced on 17 October that it plans

  • ADEX 2017: Rafael offers South Korea laser from Drone Dome counter-UAV system

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is offering to integrate the laser ‘kill’ system it has developed for its Drone Dome counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system onto South Korea’s own domestically built solution. Speaking to Jane’s at the Seoul International Aerospace and

  • Harris to provide electronic jammers for USN and RAAF F/A-18 aircraft

    Communications and defence electronics company Harris Corporation has been awarded a USD133 million contract to supply electronic jammers to the US Navy (USN) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for use on F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft, the US-based firm said in a 16 October statement.

  • Thales flight-tests radar offered for India’s Tejas Mk1A LCA

    French defence company Thales has flight-tested an ‘active array radar’ specifically developed to equip India’s indigenously designed Tejas Mk1A light combat aircraft (LCA) variant. In a 16 October statement Thales said that it is offering the radar to Bangalore-based Hindustan

  • AFRL researches ultra-compact antenna technology

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has disclosed details of research into a new generation of ultra-compact antennas that could mark a breakthrough in the miniaturisation of military and commercial communication systems. AFRL researchers have exploited new material technologies to reduce

  • AUSA 2017: US Army to get mobile Patriot C2 system by end of 2017

    Raytheon will deliver the first of five mobile Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) battalion command-and-control (C2) units to the US Army by 1 December, with the remaining systems to be provided by the end of 2017. The Dismounted Patriot C2 system is packed into seven transit cases

  • Chile to modernise Type 23 bow sonar

    The Chilean Navy is to upgrade the bow-mounted medium frequency sonar fitted to its three ex-UK Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigates to the Sonar 2150 standard as part of a wider modernisation programme, military sources in Santiago have told Jane's. Chile will also buy a third Sonar 2087

  • AUSA 2017: Harris showcases latest night vision weapon sight

    Harris introduced its latest F7030 Generation (Gen) 3 Clip-on Weapon Sight at the annual Association of the US Army symposium in Washington, DC. The F7030 sight includes a new gallium arsenide photocathode component that provides a much higher sensitivity than a Gen 2 sight, Steve Perez, director

  • BIRD details African ASIO project

    BIRD Aerosystems has delivered its Airborne Surveillance, Information, and Observation (ASIO) solution to an African state, the Israeli defence company has told Jane’s . It did not identify the client. Worth about USD20 million, the contract included delivering a maritime patrol aircraft

  • Chile to upgrade Piloto Pardo class bridge command systems

    The Chilean Navy has awarded a contract worth USD60,000 to local firm BZ Naval Engineering for the upgrade of the Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine's VisionMaster FT integrated bridge command system fitted on board its four Piloto Pardo patrol ships. The upgrade includes the replacement and

  • South Korea to equip KSS-3 class with indigenous submarine combat system

    Key Points South Korea will equip its KSS-3 class submarines with a locally developed combat system Platform will also feature a number of indigenous components including sensors and weapons South Korea’s class of KSS-3 will be equipped with an indigenous submarine combat system that has

  • Malaysia selects NiDAR surveillance system for Littoral Combat Ship

    Key Points Malaysia has selected the NiDAR maritime surveillance system for its Maharaja Lela class System will enhance the platform’s ability to detect perimeter threats such as divers and small boats Malaysia has selected the NiDAR long range maritime surveillance and anti-intruder system

  • AUSA 2017: ARL showcases advanced 3D mapping tool

    The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has developed a new three-dimensional (3D) visualisation tool aimed at optimising pre-mission route selection for ground forces. By using a 3D television (TV) or 3D projector, a 3D mouse, and 3D glasses similar to what moviegoers use, ARL has been able to

  • AUSA 2017: Leidos readies software enhancements for US Army AFATDS

    Leidos is set to roll out software updates for the US Army’s Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) software in 2020, a company spokesperson confirmed to Jane's . These will comprise work to increase the system's usability, and add embedded training and help functions. The first steps,

  • NATO explores internet of things’ situational awareness

    The cyber policy of either NATO or the EU remains officially defensive, but both are pushing the limits of what constitutes defence by not only boosting their cyber situational awareness and reaction time, but exploiting the potential of the internet of things (IoT) to confront and contain security

  • AUSA 2017: Revision Military moves into tactical headset market

    Integrated soldier systems specialist Revision Military has unveiled a tactical communications headset at AUSA 2017 in Washington, DC as it seeks to further extend capabilities associated with its range of combat helmets. Revision Military’s SenSys ComCentr2 Tactical Headset System has been

  • AUSA 2017: 3M unveils stronger armoured helmet

    Minnesota-based conglomerate 3M has unveiled its new Combat II Ballistic Helmet L110 – designed to protect personnel from blast fragmentations, certain rifle projectiles, handgun bullets, and blunt impacts – and has booked orders from international customers, Cheryl Ingstad, business

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